Is this wrong? Can I go to jail for this?

Re: Ralph Lauren
Saturday, 07-Aug-1999 09:25:22 writes:

I also tried to find an e-mail address or a web site for Ralph Lauren with no luck, so I called their corporate office and was given the the following name and address to direct complaints: Liz Edwards, Assistant to the V.P. of Public Relations, Polo Ralph Lauren Corp., 650 Madison Ave., New York, NY. 10022. 1(212)318-7000.


Re: Used Polo Saddle For Sale
Wednesday, 02-Jun-1999 11:48:49 writes:

How is the tree? Is it for high withered horses? Are the stirrup hangers the safety kind that release, or are they the typical Argentine no release death hangers?

Re: Re: Used Polo Saddle For Sale
Wednesday, 02-Jun-1999 16:38:00 writes:

The stirrups hangers are the release-type. The tree appears to be in solid condition. Both my husband and I have inspected the saddle and can find nothing wrong with it other than some nicks and rubs. It looks as though it would fit more of a high withered or narrow horse. My best guess says this saddle still has 3 or 4 years of good riding left in it. It is definitely a nice made saddle.

Re: Used Polo Saddle For Sale
Wednesday, 02-Jun-1999 18:23:56 writes:

I am interested. Please call at xxx-xxx-xxxx.

Re: Stopping on the ball

Polobabe: Some young horses do this. The best thing to do is to first keep you leg on when stick and balling - even when you are just about to hit it. As you hit the ball the riders leg tends to come off the horses side, which would be an incentive to stop for the horse. Secondly, try just cantering up to the ball, swinging the stick as if you are going to hit, but don't actually make contact with the ball. Do this a lot, so the horse does not always associate the two together. She may be stopping becuase she does not like the sound of the ball being hit, or she does not like it suddenly overtaking her. It is very important with a youn ghorse to alays keep them moving. If you miss the ball, on purpose or not, keep going, do a BIG circle then come back to hit it. If you always stop and turn after you miss it the horse will start to do the same... .bad news! Either way, do as I have said and you should see some improvement. (n/t) (26-May-1999 11:34:44)

Re: Stopping on the ball: You are encountering resistance which is typical of horses which are improperly introduced to stick and ball. Keep in mind that you are creating an association with the field, the mallet, and the ball every time you go to stick and ball. Corrrect procedure is as follows: For the first few days walk the horse around the field on a loose rein, no mallet. Get off, let him graze at the side of the field. Get back on, go home. Next few days, carry a mallet, swing it a few times, walk around, go home. Following week, same drill, but tap the ball a few times. Gradually build up to where the horse accepts a five minute stick and ball session. Get off, let him graze, get back on, go home. Everything relaxed, no pressure, no pain. In a few weeks you will create a positive association in the horse's mind with stick and ball. The antithesis is to grab a whip, put on spurs, go the field, and have at it. After thirty minutes of running around flailing at the... (n/t) (27-May-1999 12:49:36)

JRome:Errrr - that approach is OK if a) You have plently of time and b) If the horse is seriously messed up. It doesn't sound like this horse is, it just sounds like it's being a little naughty. (n/t) (31-May-1999 16:51:55)